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Care Homes: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 134039, tabled on 3 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of ending the provision of free covid-19 lateral flow device tests for residential care home visitors.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 March 2022

The regular asymptomatic testing regime in adult social care after 1 April 2022 is currently under review and we will set out further details in due course. The review will take account of the impact of COVID-19 policies on people with caring responsibilities, including care home visitors. Until 1 April, testing for visitors to care homes should continue in line with current guidance on testing in care homes.

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